Know Before You Go – Road Work At Zion Nat. Park main entrance

Road Construction, Everyone’s least favorite phrase……  But here’s a heads up

Traveling to Zion National Park?

Major Road Construction began Oct 2017 on SR9 between Hurricane/LaVerkin and the South Gate to Zion National Park. Scheduled to go thru April 2018.

Traffic can back up anywhere between 25 min to 2-3hrs! But do not fear, there is another way!

Zions East Gate via Mt. Carmel Highway/SR9  is a bit more remote, but so senic you will wonder why everyone doesn’t go that way all the time! The Mt. Carmel Highway junctions with Highway 89 a few miles North of Kanab, Utah.

Kanab makes a perfect base for 3 National Parks – Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon North Rim. Plus many other attractions including the world class destination – The Wave.

Keep watching for the photos in my next post of the wild mountain goats we met on the road near the East gate just a few days ago!

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